UNDP and the UN System

ALternative text for imagesMembers of the UN Country Team during the Orange Your Neighbourhood campaign against gender-based violence. © UNDP Sierra Leone

UNDP’s role within the UN Country Team is that of coordination. UNDP provides coordination support to each of the UN agencies, and provides financial assistance to programmes and projects of sister agencies and other development partners.

Gabriel Rugalema, from Tanzania, is the UN Resident Coordinator (a.i.) since October 2015.

As the chair of the UN Country Team, a team comprising of all the heads of UN agencies, the Resident Coordinator provides overall leadership for UN strategic initiatives and the operational framework for development assistance. The effectiveness of the UN Resident Coordinator System is central to providing the highest quality services to programme countries to enable them to accelerate MDG progress, advance peace and stability and achieve sustainable human development.

 

UN agencies in the country

The UN Country Team is comprised of UNDP and the following UN agencies, funds and programmes:

Weekly UN Country Team meetings include regular updates on political issues in Sierra Leone and security updates provided by the Field Security Coordination Officer. At these meetings, key UN assistance issues are discussed and decisions are made concerning the UN system’s contribution to the achievement of the national development agenda - The Agenda for Prosperity.

Throughout the transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding and from relief to recovery and development, the principal objective of the UN Country Team has been to assist the Government, together with its development partners, to address, in a coherent manner, both the causes and consequences of the 11-year civil conflict in Sierra Leone.  

Working together with one aim

The UN family recognizes its joint responsibility for a common strategy that defines our programmes and shapes our activities in line with the national development strategy in order to support the continued progress of Sierra Leone.

Under the new UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2015-2018